Felted Cookie Cutter Christmas Ornaments

We promise your Christmas cookie cutters are not single use! Use them to create gorgeous felted ornaments in just minutes with an easy needle felting technique.

Felted Cookie Cutter Ornaments

Who says you have to use cookie cutters only for baking? Combine holiday cookie cutters with an easy needle felting technique to make adorable handmade Christmas ornaments. We'll show you how master felting—it's easier than you think! Plus, get our favorite ideas for displaying your DIY Christmas ornaments. Use them as traditional ornaments, or give them as personalized package toppers.

  • Working Time 15 Minutes
  • Start to Finish 15 Minutes
  • Difficulty         Projects Kind of Easy

What you need

Tools

  • Cookie cutters
  • 36- or 38-gauge felting needle
  • Needle felting mat

Materials

  • Wool roving, assorted colors
  • Beads
  • Sewing thread
  • Twine
  • Branch or rod

How to do it

Step 1 Inside the Cookie Cutter

Place the Christmas cookie cutter of your choice on top of the felting mat. Pull out small tufts of wool roving and stuff them into the cookie cutter shape. Use a 38-gauge felting needle to punch the wool roving so that it holds the shape of the cookie cutter’s outline. It may sound slightly aggressive, but the result is actually super cute—and easy.

 

Step 2 Ready the Ornament

Remove the cookie cutter and use the needle to poke the edges so they look more contained. Poke the shape until there is no loose wool roving anywhere. Then use a needle and thread to add beads or other decorations of your choosing—have as much fun as you want! When you're ready, use a needle and twine to hang the ornaments from a branch or a rod to display in your home.

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